Bowman Observatory Public Night

Astronomical Society of Greenwich
Astronomical Society of Greenwich
Public group

Bowman Observatory

198 East Elm Street · Greenwich, CT

How to find us

When you reach 198 Elm St, you will be at the top of a rotary at the entrance to the Julian Curtiss School. Enter here and your second left will be a small parking lot. The Observatory is northeast at the top of a hill. See below for details.

Location image of event venue


Come and join Rick Bria, ASG astronomer, on the first and third Wednesday of every month (when skies are clear!) for our free public nights. Rick will talk about the views of planets, nebulae, and other deep sky objects you will see in the telescope.

The Observatory is operated by members of the Astronomical Society of Greenwich on behalf of the Greenwich Board of Education. The Observatory is on the grounds of the Julian Curtiss School, East Elm Street, Greenwich

Thanks to the generosity of several donors, in 2014 The Astronomical Society of Greenwich installed a state-of-the-art RCOS Carbon Truss 16″ Ritchey-Chretien F/8.4 telescope in the Observatory.

Click here ( for an updated 48-hour forecast of skies at The Bowman.


The Observatory is on the Julian Curtiss school grounds on a small hill to the west of the school playing fields and to the northeast of the parking lot.